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Asbestos Awareness Training. OSHA Class IV Duke Energy Field Services Ozona Gas Processing Plant. Ozona Asbestos Site. Click Asbestos on lower left side, enter ‘ozona’ as both username and password. I. Background on Asbestos.

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asbestos awareness training

Asbestos Awareness Training


Duke Energy Field Services

Ozona Gas Processing Plant

ozona asbestos site

Ozona Asbestos Site

Click Asbestos on lower left side, enter ‘ozona’ as both username and password.

i background on asbestos

I. Background on Asbestos

Asbestos is the name for a group of naturally occurring silicate minerals that can be separated into fibers. The fibers are strong, durable, and resistant to heat and fire. They are also long, thin and flexible, so that they can even be woven into cloth. It was an excellent binding agent. Because of these qualities, asbestos has been used in thousands of consumer, industrial, maritime, automotive, scientific and building products. During the twentieth century, some 30 million tons of asbestos were used in industrial sites, homes, schools, shipyards and commercial buildings in the United States. Asbestos is regulated by the EPA and OSHA.

sample list of suspect asbestos containing materials thermal system insulation
Sample List of Suspect Asbestos - Containing MaterialsThermal System Insulation
  • Pipe Insulation
  • Boiler Tank Insulation
  • Breeching Insulation
  • HVAC Duct Insulation
  • Thermal Paper Products
sample list of suspect asbestos containing materials surfacing materials
Sample List of Suspect Asbestos - Containing MaterialsSurfacing Materials
  • Spray-Applied Insulation - Acoustical & Fireproofing
  • Plaster Walls & Ceilings
  • Textured Paints
  • Packing Materials - Cementious Penetrations
sample list of suspect asbestos containing materials miscellaneous materials
Sample List of Suspect Asbestos - Containing MaterialsMiscellaneous Materials
  • Roofing Materials - Built - up, Shingles, Felts, Flashing, Tar
  • Electric Wiring & Panel Insulation
  • Brake Shoes - Auto, Elevator, Clutch Systems
  • Fire Doors
  • Flexible Ductwork Connections
  • Cooling Towers & Fill Materials
  • Fire Curtains & Blankets - Theaters
  • Fire Bricks
  • Gypsum Board - Sheetrock & Joint Compound
  • Ceiling Tiles
  • Vinyl & Asphalt Floor Tiles
  • Vinyl Sheet Flooring
  • Floor Backing & Adhesives
  • Cement Pipes
  • Cement Wallboard & Siding
  • Laboratory Hood Lining & Table Tops
  • Chalkboards
what happens when asbestos is in the air we breath
What happens when asbestos is in the air we breath?

Asbestos fibers enter the body in the air we breathe. Most of the asbestos fibers we breathe - like other dust particles - are stopped long before they enter the small airways of the lungs. For example, when we enter a dusty room or sprinkle powder, we sometimes choke. We literally cough up the mucus that contains most of the irritating substances. However, because asbestos fibers are so small and thin, many of them pass all the way down to the small airways and alveoli (or air sacs.)

Once the fibers are inside the lungs, the body's defense mechanisms try to break them down and remove them. Despite these attempts, many fibers remain in the body and are potential disease-causing agents. Each fiber is a foreign body, rather like a splinter in a finger. Inflammations develop as the body tries to neutralize, break down or move the sharp, irritating fibers. These processes lead to the development of the various kinds of asbestos-caused diseases.

pleural mesothelioma
Pleural mesothelioma
  • After a routine physical, Steve was diagnosed with a form of lung cancer, mesothelioma, which is related to asbestos exposure. The cancer had been prolific, and the doctors told him they could not treat him. He checked in to a controversial Mexican clinic shortly thereafter. He underwent a torturous three month regimen involving animal cell injections, laetrile, and over 100 vitamin pills a day. But his health only deteriorated.
  • On November 7, 1980, Steve died of a heart attack in Mexico after undergoing an operation to remove a tumor from his abdomen.

Steve McQueen, age 50, California

pleural mesothelioma1

Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer affecting the lining of the lungs or abdomen that is only caused by asbestos. Unfortunately, even short term exposures to asbestos have been associated with mesothelioma. The prognosis for those unfortunate enough to contract this disease is generally poor, with less than 10% surviving beyond 2 years after initial diagnosis. Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. There are other experimental treatment options which should be discussed with your care provider, including gene therapy and multimodality treatment. The latency period for mesothelioma is at least 15 years with most reports supporting a latency period of 30-40 years.

Pleural mesothelioma
lung cancer
Lung Cancer
  • Lung cancer refers to any type of malignant tumor that originates in the lung itself (unlike mesothelioma, which is in the pleural lining around the lung.) Some lung cancers are caused by asbestos exposure, but the nature of this relationship is not yet fully understood. What is certain is that the risk of developing lung cancer is much greater for those with significant occupational exposure to asbestos, as compared to the general population who have background exposure. Also, the greater the exposure, the greater the risk.
  • There is also a long incubation (latency period between asbestos exposure and the development of lung cancer. In fact, incidence of cancer appears to peak as long as thirty years after first exposure
  • Asbestosis is a diffuse scarring process in the lungs caused only by the inhalation of asbestos fibers. It is a permanent condition for which there is no cure. Unfortunately, due to the fact that the inhaled fibers are trapped in the lung, the condition can get worse even after exposure ceases. Symptoms of asbestosis include shortness of breath, coughing and chest discomfort. Generally, it takes at least fifteen to twenty years or more from the onset of exposure for the disease to manifest itself. This characteristic of asbestosis is known as the latency period. The scarring of asbestosis is usually first detected by chest x-ray and may also result in diminished lung function.
iii worker protection programs
What is Duke Energy doing to protect you, the worker?

This training

Asbestos Inspection

Implementation of an Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Plan if asbestos is discovered

Knowledge of asbestos containing materials used at OGPP

III. Worker Protection Programs
iv location of acm at ogpp
IV. Location of ACM at OGPP

Click Asbestos on lower left side, enter ‘ozona’ as both username and password.

asbestos materials at ozona gas processing plant
Asbestos Materials at Ozona Gas Processing Plant
  • Floor tile mastic adhesive
  • Joint compound (Wall systems)
  • Window glazing
  • Caulk
  • Gaskets
  • TSI (various types and percentages)
  • Vapor barriers over TSI
  • Tar adhesives (includes tar sealers)
  • Floor tile (small amount)
  • Pipe wrap

Sample Number

Material Description



(Homogeneous Designation)

Asbestos Type and Content


12” Floor tile mastic adhesive

Old office bldg.

Cat. I

(Mastic adhesive)

>1% chrysotile asbestos


12” Floor tile mastic adhesive

Old office bldg.

Cat. I (Mastic adhesive)

>1% chrysotile asbestos


Wallboard core, joint compound

Old office bldg.


(Joint compound)

1.5% chrysotile asbestos


Window glazing

Unknown bldg, S. and E. of old office bldg.

Cat. II


1.2% chrysotile asbestos

v recognition of acm damage and deterioration
V. Recognition Of ACM Damage and Deterioration
  • Damaged asbestos insulation removed and dumped in old control room. This material has since been cleaned up.
recognition of acm damage
Recognition Of ACM Damage

TSI and Vapor barrier on fitting.

Asbestos pipe wrap

operations maintenance plan elements
Operations & Maintenance PlanElements
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Area Hazard Summary
  • Six month re-assessments
  • Managed & Scheduled Asbestos Removal
vii fiber release episodes
VII.Fiber Release Episodes
  • Contact APM (Asbestos Program Manager) or Deputy APM
  • Wet material immediately
  • Flag off area
  • Contact Dynamic Services
in conclusion
In Conclusion
  • Fill out your test and asbestos information knowledge sheet (the one that says Form 5 at the top)
  • Turn in to the instructor.
  • BE SAFE!!!